IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name: TDP-4-oxo-6-deoxy-α-D-glucose-3,4-oxoisomerase (dTDP-3-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranose-forming)

Reaction: dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranose = dTDP-3-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranose

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Other name(s): dTDP-6-deoxy-hex-4-ulose isomerase; TDP-6-deoxy-hex-4-ulose isomerase; FdtA

Systematic name: dTDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-glucopyranose:dTDP-3-dehydro-6-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranose isomerase

Comments: The enzyme is involved in the biosynthesis of dTDP-3-acetamido-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-galactose. Four moieties of α-D-rhamnose and two moities of 3-acetamido-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-galactose form the repeating unit of the glycan chain in the S-layer of the bacterium Aneurinibacillus thermoaerophilus.

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1. Pfoestl, A., Hofinger, A., Kosma, P. and Messner, P. Biosynthesis of dTDP-3-acetamido-3,6-dideoxy-α-D-galactose in Aneurinibacillus thermoaerophilus L420-91T. J. Biol. Chem. 278 (2003) 26410-26417. [PMID: 12740380]

2. Davis, M.L., Thoden, J.B. and Holden, H.M. The x-ray structure of dTDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-glucose-3,4-ketoisomerase. J. Biol. Chem. 282 (2007) 19227-19236. [PMID: 17459872]

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